Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Edward Tomba was honored as an "Unsung Hero" Wednesday night for his work in at least two very important investigations.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Public Safety Director Martin Flask responded to a recent petition about the murder of Aliza Sherman.
Sherman, a 53-year-old nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, was stabbed to death near The Galleria at Erieview on March 24. No arrests have been made and Cleveland police have only released a short surveillance video of person of interest.
The group Justice for Aliza started an online petition, asking city and state officials to do more to ensure the safety of woman in downtown Cleveland.
[Read the petition here: http://chn.ge/11C1vXd ]
Flask issued the following statement on Tuesday:
"Thank you to all those who have signed the Justice for Aliza petition for your continued commitment to the case and the overall safety of women in downtown Cleveland. The senseless, tragic murder of Aliza Sherman is a shocking crime. On behalf of the men and women of the Cleveland Division of Police, I extend my sympathy to her family and friends.
"Rest assured, Division of Police detectives are diligently investigating every tip received and every piece of evidence associated with this heinous crime. We are committed to identifying and convicting the individual(s) responsible for the death of Ms. Sherman. We have joined with our law enforcement partners to ensure every facet of this murder is investigated."
Anyone with information on the case should call the homicide unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or by texting "TIP657" to 274637.
The daughter of murder victim Aliza Sherman announced Tuesday that the reward for information leading to an arrest is now up to $50,000.
The group Justice for Aliza is hosting free self-defense training for women.
Cleveland Public Safety Director Martin Flask responded to a recent petition about the murder of Aliza Sherman.
An online campaign is pushing for Cleveland officials to do more about safety downtown after a Cleveland Clinic nurse was murdered in March.
Family and friends of Aliza Sherman are holding another rally May 30 to promote awareness of her brutal murder and to ensure safety in downtown Cleveland.
The estranged husband of the Cleveland Clinic nurse who was murdered in downtown Cleveland earlier this year has hired a prominent attorney to represent him.
A community walk for Aliza Sherman, the mother brutally murdered in broad daylight, will take place on Sunday.
The Maple Heights man who spent final moments with Aliza Sherman and called 911 for help has reached out to her family, upset an arrest still hasn't been made in her stabbing death.
A Facebook page "Justice for Aliza Sherman" has been created in hopes it will help lead to information about the person who brutally murdered the Cleveland Clinic nurse downtown.